Neurotic they say? That makes my skin crawl. Does the writing industry realize how authors come to be so neurotic? It's funny, I have to admit, but it's because of the red tape system and all the rejections we face at every angle (from red ink all over our manuscripts, the query/agent/editor/publisher trek, editor and MS fixes, bad reviews, waiting, waiting, waiting--even after being published we still face rejections!), it is no wonder why we are neurotic!
This comes to mind on the matter. I've replaced boldened words to suit my purpose:
*An author is not neurotic, your Highness, and those who are cannot help themselves.
Really! Well then by all means, enlighten us.
If you (agent, publisher--anyone in the writing industry) suffer your authors to be rejected, and their manners strained from infancy stage of writing, and then punish them for those strains by rejections to which their first introduction to publishing disposed them, what else is to be concluded, sire, but that you first make neurotic authors and then punish them?
The main reason I write this post is because of the way it was phrased in Bloomberg's article--it felt smug of them to say that we are neurotic.
What are your thoughts on how writers are forged to be the way they are?
*(borrowed from Ever After: A Cinderella Story quote site)